Representative Thomas Massie showed an interesting video today during his questioning of Attorney General Merrick Garland. The video included a montage of clips showing an alleged “Trump supporter” inciting people on January 5 and again on January 6th to breach the Capitol.
During his allotted five minutes to question the radical AG, Representative Thomas Massie showed an interesting video with a collection of clips showing an alleged “Trump supporter” (very possibly an FBI plant) inciting people on January 5 and again on January 6th to breach the Capitol.
When Garland told Rep. Massie he couldn’t “see the video at all,” Massie responded, “You have the images there,” referring to documents AG Garland has in front of him. “They were from January 5th and January 6th,” Massie explained. “As far as we can determine, the individual who was saying he’ll ‘probably go to jail’ and he’ll ‘probably be arrested,’ but he wants everyone—-they need everyone to go into the Capitol the next day, is then the next day seen directing people into the Capitol. But as far as we can tell, this individual has not been charged with anything. You said this was one of the most sweeping investigations in history. So, have you seen this video or those frames from the video?” he asked.
Garland refused to comment on the video, claiming immunity because the incident is currently under investigation.
“Ok, I was hoping today to give you the opportunity to put to rest the concerns that people have that there were federal agents or assets of the federal government present on January 5th or January 6th,” Massie said, asking, “Can you tell us without talking about particular incidents or particular videos how many agents or assets of the federal government were present on January 6th, whether they agitated to go into the Capitol and if any of them did?”
“So, I’m not gonna violate this norm of the rule of law. I’m not gonna comment on an investigation that’s ongoing,” the uncomfortable AG replied.
Rep. Thomas Massie demands answers on federal agents' participation in events of Jan. 6, Garland won't comment. pic.twitter.com/7SQIQlIdpf
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A witness who was approached by the so-called “Trump supporter” on January 5th told us that he approached their group of Trump supporters who traveled to DC for the rally. She said he seemed “very protective” of us, telling us to stay together and not break off into small groups.
Only five days after the so-called “insurrection,” Arizona Central reported about the man seen in the video, who is allegedly from Arizona. The article shares several videos of the MAGA hat man who called for Trump supporters to join him on January 6th to go inside the Capitol. All but one of the accounts that posted the videos have been removed from YouTube, Instagram, and dLive TV.
One of the videos showing the MAGA hat-wearing man on January 5th encouraging Trump supporters to go inside the Capitol building the next day can be seen below. He’s cautious with his words. He appears to be encouraging Trump supporters around him to ignore the consequences of their actions, saying he may get arrested, but he doesn’t care. The person with the camera appears to be in on the scam and encourages him to say, “We need to go into the Capitol” on January 6th during their fake conversation. “Let’s go!” the guy with the camera (likely another federal agent) shouts as he turns to the unidentified person conveniently filming their conversation and smiles.
— Miss N0b0dy (@MissN0b0dy1) January 6, 2021
From Arizona Central– A Queen Creek man who acknowledges he was in Washington, D.C., for last week’s rally by President Donald Trump also appears to be shown in videos taken the night before talking about plans to go inside the U.S. Capitol.
In one video that has been widely viewed on Twitter, he can be heard saying, “I don’t even like to say it because I’ll be arrested. I’ll say it. We need to go into the Capitol.”
Ray Epps told The Arizona Republic in a brief telephone interview Monday that he had traveled to the capital for the event, and that he had been advised by an attorney not to speak about it.
“I think the truth needs to get out,” he said.
He said he would be putting out a statement on Tuesday and added, “I didn’t do anything wrong.”
A video online appears to show him saying, “We’re here to defend the Constitution” and “We need to go into the Capitol.”
Asked about it, he first told The Republic he would need to see the video. When read a transcript of the comments, he said, “The only thing that meant is we would go in the doors like everyone else. It was totally, totally wrong the way they went in.”
A person who resembles Epps also appears in video of the first people charging past a line of barricades at the Capitol. An image of that man appears on an FBI news release of people being sought for information about the riot.
Epps said he is a law-abiding citizen. He declined to comment when asked if he is pictured on the FBI’s page.
Epps is described as the owner of Rocking R Farms in Queen Creek and the Knotty Barn, a wedding and event venue in the East Valley, on a website for those venues.
The night before the riot
Various videos posted online from Jan. 5 show a man who resembles Epps on the street in a public gathering the night before the siege.
In a video taken the night before the rally in Washington, D.C, the man who resembles Epps speaks for a video that was livestreamed by far-right social media personality Tim “Baked Alaska” Gionet. (The man discusses being from Queen Creek around 4 hours and 8 minutes into the video.)
The video has since been removed from YouTube for “violating community standards.”
The man, wearing a khaki shirt and red Trump ballcap, says he is from Queen Creek, Arizona, and is with “the Knotty Barn.”
The man expresses concern for various people who are in the crowd on the street that evening. He says that people are “straggling out in 1s and 2s. That’s not smart, man. We need to find someone to announce they need to go in groups.”
While speaking on the livestream, he mentions that he despises Black Lives Matterand despises Antifa and that he has “stood them down myself.”
At another point, he says, “We need to go into the Capitol.”
The day of the riot
Other video taken the next day shows a man who resembles Epps outside the U.S. Capitol, wearing desert camouflage and an identical red Trump hat. One video shows people in the crowd smashing police barricades and pushing past officers. The man resembling Epps stands among them, but does not appear to shove the barricades.
An image from one of those videos is listed on an FBI website that seeks the public’s help in identifying people who may have entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Epps declined to comment on whether he was the man in the FBI photo. “I can’t comment anymore,” he said.
Rep. Massie shared the video he played for AG Merrick Garland in its entirety.
“He refused to comment on how many agents or assets of the federal government were present in the crowd on Jan 5th and 6th and how many entered the Capitol,” Massie said.
I just played this video for AG Merrick Garland. He refused to comment on how many agents or assets of the federal government were present in the crowd on Jan 5th and 6th and how many entered the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/lvd9n4mMHK
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) October 21, 2021